A Novel Mobile ECG Sensor with Wireless Power Transmission for Remote Health Monitoring


Jin-Chul Heo, Eun-Bin Park, Chan-Il Kim, Hee-Joon Park and Jong-Ha Lee, Keimyung University, Korea


For electromagnetic induction wireless power transmission using an elliptical receiving coil, we investigated changes in magnetic field distribution and power transmission efficiency due to changes in the position of the transmitting and receiving coils. The simulation results using the high-frequency structure simulator were compared with the actual measurement results. It has been shown that even if the alignment between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil is changed to some extent, the transmission efficiency on the simulator can be maintained relatively stable. The transmission efficiency showed the maximum when the center of the receiving coil was perfectly aligned with the center of the transmitting coil. Although the reduction in efficiency was small when the center of the receiving coil was within ± 10 mm from the center of the transmitting coil, it was found that the efficiency was greatly reduced when the receiving coil deviated by more than 10 mm. Accordingly, it has been found that even if the perfect alignment is not maintained, the performance of the wireless power transmission system is not significantly reduced. When the center of the receiving coil is perfectly aligned with the center of the transmitting coil, the transmission efficiency is maximum, and even if the alignment is slightly changed, the performance of wireless power transmission maintains a certain level. This result proposes a standardized wireless transmission application method in the use of wireless power for implantable sensors.


ECG, Implantable sensors, Simulation, Power transmission efficiency, Wireless power transmission.

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